ProArteDanza to Present Three World Premiere Dances as Part of SEASON 2015, 9/23

Toronto, September 14, 2015 - ProArteDanza, the critically acclaimed Toronto dance company that seamlessly blends ballet and modern dance, proudly presents Season 2015, a stunning evening of three world premieres from Wednesday, September 23 to Saturday, September 26 at 8pm nightly at the Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre as part of NextSteps.

Known as "the best small-scale contemporary ballet company in Canada" (The Globe and Mail, 2012), Season 2015 is the first program of entirely new creations ever presented by ProArteDanza. This evening of breathtaking dance features works from the acclaimed Artistic Director of Rome's Spellbound Contemporary Ballet Mauro Astolfi, and emerging Toronto choreographer Ryan Lee as well as the highly anticipated next instalment of ProArte Artistic Director Roberto Campanella and Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek 9th Symphony project inspired by Beethoven's famous score.

This beautiful evening of dance is performed by an astonishing ensemble of some of Toronto's most accomplished dancers: Ryan Lee, Justin de Luna, Daniel McArthur, Anisa Tejpar, Erin Poole, Kathleen Legassick, and apprentices Liana Bellissimo, Caryn Chappell, Sasha Luna and Chris Valentini.

Each of the 3 premieres in Season 2015 features the full ensemble and includes:
- Mauro Astolfi
's (don't) Follow the Instructions, a new creation commissioned especially for the company that explores the question of conformity and non-conformity;
- Dora-nominated dancer Ryan Lee makes his choreographic debut with replace/me, a meditation on the relationship of lost and found;
- Beethoven's 9th - 2nd Movement by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek premiere Beethoven's 9th - 2nd Movement, their highly-anticipated third instalment of what will eventually be a four-part choreographic work of Beethoven's masterpiece.

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